The Stop Gender-Based Violence Fund by CanadaHelps

A new way to help stop gender and family violence.

Help end family and gender-based violence.

Learn more about matching opportunities for this Fund.

1 in 10 women reported fearing domestic violence during the COVID-19 lockdown in Canada according to Statistics Canada.1 This risk has been amplified by the pandemic, but this is not new.

Gender-based violence is a public health crisis that affects women, especially those from marginalized groups, and LGBTQ+ people around the world. 1 in 3 women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence according to the World Health Organization,2 and intimate partner violence accounts for one-quarter of all police reported crimes in Canada according to Stats Canada.3

You can help move women and children out of violence and empower survivors as they rebuild their lives. Your gift to the Stop Gender-Based Violence Fund will provide counselling, emergency crisis support, and safe shelter to those experiencing violence, as well as support to those who have escaped violence and are rebuilding their lives. You will also support critical advocacy and education that can help women and families get the support they need and stop cycles of violence, sometimes before they start.

Plus, your donation will be pooled with gifts from others like you to help achieve wide-reaching effects and make a real impact. Donate today to help those in need and get an official charitable tax receipt to qualify for tax credits!


What makes up the Stop Gender-Based Violence Fund?

The Stop Gender-Based Violence Fund by CanadaHelps includes over 410 registered charities who are working towards a safe and equitable Canada for all.

The charities in this Fund are selected through an algorithmic approach, taking the charity’s area of focus, mission, and description into account. This Fund includes emergency shelters, counselling centres, crisis helplines, support groups, and more.

To ensure donations reach charities easily and efficiently, charities must be one of the more than 20,000 charities registered to receive funds electronically from CanadaHelps. Funds will be transferred quarterly, subject to a minimum of $10 per charity.

We regularly update the list of charities in this Fund. To see the latest list of charities included in this Fund, you can view the list here.


Become a Matching Partner

If you represent a company interested in partnering with CanadaHelps to match or make a major gift in support of the Stop Gender-Based Violence Fund, contact us at partners@canadahelps.org.


Why donate to a Fund on CanadaHelps?

The power of many.
Join others across Canada to support hundreds of charities making a difference!
Your donation will be put to work.
You can rest assured that your donation will go to registered charities. You get a tax receipt, too, which can help reduce your taxes.
Broad impact!
Support a wide range of charities leading gender-based violence prevention strategies to make our communities safer.


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